Friday, 23 September 2011

MAMA One Ton Mee @ Lorong Susu, Penang.

During one outing in the afternoon, we went to Lorong Susu for Koay Teow Th'ng but unfortunately, the KTT stall was not open on that day. And since we were too hungry, we decided to try out MAMA One Ton Mee. When we went there, it's around 2pm in the afternoon. And some of the foods that we would like to try had been sold out for the day. 

MAMA One Ton Mee
Address: No. 1, Lorong Susu, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hour: 8am - 5pm (Closed on Wednesday)

Since we had only limited choices, we decided to try on their famous one ton mee:

One Ton Mee with Char Siew
This came with a bowl of wantan soup. And the noodles are very springy. Quite like the textures. 
The wantan soup is nice.
Fresh Prawn One Ton Mee
The noodle itself is the same as the normal one ton noodle serves in this shop. The only different is the fresh prawn one ton mee did not include char siew but with a couple of leafy vegetables plus prawn dumplings. The dumplings were nice. 
One Ton Mee textures.....
Prawn Dumplings

Shanghai Noodles
Apart from one ton mee, we decided to try out their shanghai noodles. The textures were ok. But we expected to me more springy. As we love springy types of noodles. Overall, the shanghai noodles are not bad but hubby feel that it is a bit salty for his liking.
Shanghai Noodles Textures

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Restoran Good Friend Seafood @ Sunway Prima, Penang

If you find that the way to the "Good Friend" Restaurant (Teluk Kumbar Seafood) is very far away. May be you can consider to visit  

Restoran Good Friend Seafood (好友海鲜)
Address : 19A, Sunway Prima, Lintang Sungai Tiram 5, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang.
Set Lunch/ Delivery: 10.30am - 2.30pm 
*To Bayan Lepas factory workers with minimum order of 10packs @RM6.50(3 dishes + rice) per pack. *
Seafood Dinner: 5.30pm - 10.30pm
* Catering Service : minimum 60 persons. 30pax to 50 pax (self collection)*
   Tel/Fax (Reserve) : 04-6430118

Email :
We were fortunate to get invitation from Qyzzy and the management of the restaurant to attend the review of this restaurant. And we get to savour the following dishes for the night:

Tri Flavour Red Snapper 红狮三味 – RM25/pc
The red snapper was cooked using their tri flavour sauce. Personally, the sauce offers in this dish is just so-so for me. As may be I don't really like the combination. ^-^

Steamed Grouper 石斑清蒸 – RM80/kg
The steam grouper that we had is very fresh. The fish was catched by using fishing rod rather than the net. 

Steamed Clam 花芭蒸 – RM18
Freshly steamed clam and I think my gal will enjoy this.

Chicken Satay沙爹鸡串 – RM0.80/stick
Each time we visited the 好友 in Teluk Kumbar, we will sure ordered the chicken satay. However, I still like the chicken satay back in Teluk Kumbar than here. Although they claimed that they get from the same supplier. Perhaps may be the way they grilled it is some how different.^-^

Nestum Chicken – RM38, Sour Plum Chicken 麦香鸡与酸梅鸡 – RM38
You can order both of these as a combination or you can order it as seperate dish. The nestum chicken had it's fragrant but the texture of the chicken is a bit tough. My gal will surely reject to take bite of a hard textures chicken. Whereas the sour plum chicken is nothing special.

Good Friend Pork Trotter 好友猪手 – RM32/pc
Are you fan of pork trotter? Perhaps you can give this a try. But I personally feel that the pork trotter is a bit too try for my liking.

Broccoli Scallop 西兰花带子 – RM38
Crispy Tofu 脆香豆腐 – RM20
You can give it a try of this. I think kids would love it. I personally think that this dish is worth for a try for kids who take tofu.

Kum Heong Prawn 甘香虾 – RM80/kg
You must be wonder why their kum heong prawns are different from others right? Well, I think each restaurant had it's own style of kum heong. I am a big fans of prawn. However, I still like the way they prepare it "Pak Chiok" Style.^-^

Fresh Mantis Prawn
Cheese Mantis Prawn 芝司螳螂虾 – Price vary according to size (Big RM28/pc, Small RM15/pc)
I am not fans of food that cook with cheese. As it is a bit too heavy for me. I did try the cheese mantis prawn. And it tastes alright for me and if you like cheese, may be you can give this a try!

Signature Crab 招牌螃蟹 – RM50/kg
This is their signature crab. Actually most of the time I went to Teluk Kumbar, we will ordered their baked crab. My brother and sister claimed that they had the best baked crab they ever had.   ^-^ The signature crab comes with the steamed man tou. Loves the shapes of the mantou. I think if my gal saw this, she will sure finished all the mantou first. ^-^ The crab sauces are not too spicy for me. 

Teow Chew Noodle 潮州面条 – RM12

Salted Fish Fried Rice 咸鱼炒饭 – RM12

Fruits (Complementary)

Dessert 糖水 – RM12
 Overall, this restaurant is offering many different types of dishes. And for those who have kids that only can dine in air condition places, this is one of the places that you can visit for seafood. 

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Chee Cheong Cheok @ Jalan Kuala Kangsar, Penang.

Do you know where is this stall?
If you been to the morning market at Jalan Kuala Kangsar (GPS Coordinates : N05 25.093   E100 19.965), I think you will noticed the Chee Cheong Cheok (Pork Innard Congee). Every time when I walked passed the stall, it was full of patrons. This leads my hubby and I wonder.... hmm.... this stall must be good. So we decided to try out the congee. And since we have two seats located just in front of the stall. We just sat there and watching the boss preparing the congee and with the helping hands of his helper.
The boss is very friendly and polite person. He told us to wait for a while as there were too many people waiting. But the waiting period was in acceptable time frame. While waiting for our congee, there are many people came for "take away". So we took some photos using our compact camera.
Fried Intestines (almost finished)
Chee Cheong Cheok with sprinkle spring onion
We order everything - contains fried intestines, intestines, liver, spleen, pig's blood (豬血) and char Siew. (You can request to add or not to add anything from the above to your bowl of congee)

This is how it looks like after I mix everything.
We love the fried intestines very much. Very crispy! And the congee serves while it's hot. It suits my hubby tastes bud as he loves very very hot congee and very very hot soup. When the bowl of congee served in front of me, I still can see the congee still bubbling. ^-^

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Balik Pulau Laksa @ Nan Guang Coffee Shop, Penang

After we brought our visitors to Ah Soon Durian Orchard, we stop by for laksa. Everyone should have known that one of the famous foods in Balik Pulau is Laksa. In here, you can order the normal laksa, Siam Laksa or the combination of both. However, everyone go after the normal laksa. Our visitor from Ipoh found that it was too watery for their liking. I suggested that they tried the combination but they were too full after the durian feast that we had earlier on. ^-^
Business hours: 12.30pm – 3.30pm (Closed on Wednesday).

Normal Laksa

Zoom in for the soup base

The laksa noodles......
If you are some where near Balik Pulau, you may drop by and savour the laksa. Sometime the shop is full of customers and you need to wait for a while.
If you would like to try out the nutmeg juice, you could try it out from this coffee shop as well. ^-^

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Ah Soon Durian Orchard at Balik Pulau, Penang

Yesterday, I visited durian orchard at Balik Pulau. I only get to know this place when my SIL mentioned it to us. Since my SIL just came back from overseas, we decided to go for durian feast with her friends and families.
Since the durian in this orchard is towards the end, so we only get to savour limited types of durian. We had

LIPAN (蜈蚣)
LIPAN flesh is slightly yellow. And it tastes sweet and creamy. The seeds are rather smaller as the LIPAN we had is a bit smaller compares to the usual LIPAN durian as it's towards the end of season for this orchard.

Well, this is quite a famous durian in the past. But frankly speaking this is the first time I had LIM FENG JIAO durain. LIM FENG JIAO durian is usually big in size. And the taste is sweet and creamy and towards the ends it has a little hint of bitterness. 

The KUNG PO that we had, the flesh looks slightly orange. And the tastes were sweet and creamy.

HOR LOR (葫芦) 
The HOR LOR that we had were not really good. As it is towards the end of seasons now and the flesh were slightly hard. I kinda like HOR LOR among the durians as it taste sweet and towards the end it has a hint of bitterness.

This is one of the famous durians few years back. From the photos itself, you can see that the flesh looks creamy. It tastes sweet. 

It tastes sweet from the beginning and towards the end, it turns a bit bitterness. The seed is very very small. 

Just before we finished durians. Some one come back from the orchard with some durians. And they were asking us if we want to try ANG JIN. And since we never tried before, everyone agreed to tried it out. The durian tastes were hard to described. It has a kind of aroma that I don't know how to describe. It's towards the sweet side and the flesh looks deep orange in color.

Since my SIL were cempedak fans. And we were asking whether it's the cempedak seasons right now. And we were told that now is not a cempedak season yet. But the owner had one cempedak. And he treated us the cempedak. It's very generous of him. And my SIL took back the rest to deep fried.
You can contact John - 0134359293 for arrangement and booking for durians. Please call him for the more detail of their location. Overall, the charges of durian is around RM10/kg.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Tainan Restaurant 台湾小吃店

Today, I am going to blog about a place that locates in Midland Shopping Centre. It used to be a very popular shopping centre. But unfortunately right now most of the shops were closed down. I always went back there when there is POPULAR book fest. 
Before this review, I went back once and I noticed that the usual auntie were not there anymore. But the foods taste were some how same as before.

Tainan Restaurant 台湾小吃店
Add : Midlands Park Centre. 488D-1-07, Jln Burmah, 10350 Penang.
Tel : 04-2266871
Business Hours : 11.00 am to 8.30pm (Closed on Monday)
Interior settings
For the start, I will start with some side orders
Taiwan Wantan Soup 红油炒手 RM6.50
If you like ginger. You would definitely like this. As the owner mixed the fresh ginger juice in the wantan ingredients. As for the soup base it is very clear based soup.
Eel Roll 鳗鱼卷 RM6.00
This dish were deep fried. It tastes quite nice. As there are many ingredients in there.
Taiwan Sausage 台湾香肠 RM8.50
Taiwan Beef Noodle RM7
As I don't take beef but my friend told me that the broth was very thick and it tastes like oxtail soup. And they recommend that the soup should be drink while it's hot. As the taste varies when it turns cold. As for the beef itself, they comment that it was ok. Every morning the owner will go to the market to buy the beef themselves just to ensure the beef are in fresh condition.
Saucy Chicken Rice 贵妃鸡饭 RM8
This saucy chicken is a sweet based sauce cooked with wolf berries. The chicken is very tender. I personally like the braised eggs. As the egg yolk is infused by all the braised sauce.
Golden Chicken Wing Rice 香草炸鸡翅饭 RM7
The golden chicken wings are marinated with some rice wine. That's why it has a very nice aroma . You can order this as a side order if you don't wish to take any rice.
Special Pork Rib Rice 豆瓣酱排骨饭 RM7
Although the outlook of this dish does not look attractive. But the taste vice is quite nice. Provided that you like bean paste. I would suggest that you had this with rice. As the bean paste is a bit salty. But when it combine with rice, it would be perfect. The pork rib that I had is very tender.

Pork Chop Rice 排骨饭 RM7
I still remember that I had pork chop rice so often in Taiwan many many years ago. Until I am phobia of it. ^-^ This pork chop was deep fried. It does not look oily at all. And the outer part is very crispy.
Golden Chicken Drumstick Rice 鸡腿饭 RM7
This is what I usually order when I visited this shop in the past. And the golden chicken drumstick that I had this time is a bit too dried. May be the owner had deep fried it for too long. :(
All the meals above were accompanied with salted vegetables, vegetables and minced pork for toppings/toppings of other choices.

You can also opt for set menu. All you need is to add up RM4.50. Then you will get one drink, soup of the day and dessert of the day.
As for the drink you can choose from the menu. As for the soup of the day, it will change everyday (all home cook types). The dessert of the day changes daily as well, such as barley, mung beans, peanut, ice cream, dried longan white fungus and etc (all home cook types)
Following were the menu offer by the restaurant:

Special Pork Rib Rice 豆瓣酱排骨饭 RM7
Pork Chop Rice 排骨饭 RM7
Saucy Chicken Rice 贵妃鸡饭 RM8
Golden Chicken Wing Rice 香草炸鸡翅饭 RM7
Golden Chicken Drumstick Rice 鸡腿饭 RM7
Chicken Chop Rice 香汁鸡排饭 RM9.50
Salad Fish Fillet Rice 果汁沙拉鱼柳饭 RM9.50
Salmon Fish Rice 炸鲑鱼饭 RM13.00
Tempura Prawn Rice 虾排饭 RM 10.50
Taiwan Sausage Rice 台湾香肠饭 RM7
Drunken Chicken Rice 醉鸡饭 RM8
Taiwan Beef Rice 台湾牛肉饭 RM7
Udon Noodle 锅烧面 RM8
Taiwan Wantan Noodle 红油炒手面 RM6.50
Prawn Noodle 虾卷饭 RM6.50
Drunken Chicken 醉鸡 RM9.50
Taiwan Sausage 台湾香肠 RM8.50
Eel Roll 鳗鱼卷 RM6.00
Eel Roll Rice 鳗鱼卷饭 RM7.50
Taiwan Braised Pork Rice 台湾鲁肉饭 RM5.00
Taiwan Dumpling 锅贴 RM6.50
Prawn Roll 虾卷 RM7.50
Taiwan Wantan Soup 红油炒手 RM6.50
Crispy Nestum Chicken Ball Rice 沙律麦香鸡丸饭 RM6.50
Crispy Chicken Ball 沙律麦香鸡丸 RM8.00
P/S: Special thanks to Mr. Chong for the invitation.
Blog Widget by LinkWithin